[2015] Mayor’s Speech

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  • G-Valley: Becoming Synonymous with Electric Cars

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  • Collaborative Practice Agreement for Seoul Digital Industry Complex (also Known as G-Valley)
    Date: June 2, 2015 Venue: Seoul City Hall Video Conference Room

    Greetings, everyone! I am Park Won-soon, the Mayor of Seoul.
    I would like to open these remarks by expressing my gratitude to the head of Guro-gu Office, Lee Sung, the head of Geumcheon-gu Office, Cha Sung-Su, the chairman of the board of Korea Digital Industrial Complex Business Association, Lee Sung-Ho, the head of G-Valley Industrial Association, the chairman of the board of Green Industry City Project, Lee Myung-Jin, the president of KELA, Kim Pil-Su, and the president of Woori Bank, Lee Kwang-Gu for your participation despite your busy schedules.

    Global cities around the world are putting a great deal of effort into spreading environmental-friendly and high-efficient electric cars in response to climate change and the increasing lack of energy resources. Along with this trend, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has been introducing electric cars since 2009, and has so far completed the supply of 1,450 electric cars and 1,057 chargers.

    At the same time, the development of customized low-end models is allowing the Seoul Metropolitan Government to carry out the spread of electric cars in various ways, such as car sharing, electric taxis, and the certification of electric pickup trucks. We have had citizens apply for 575 electric cars since last April, and have recently expanded the spread of electric taxis.

    G-Valley, Korea’s first national industrial complex, will play a pivotal role in these developments, and is an important embodiment of Korea. Based on accumulated knowhow on the electric cars and charger infrastructures introduced in G-Valley, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will spare no efforts in setting up an environmental-friendly car special complex for cooperative public types of sharing and solar charging districts. If such a project is successfully completed, G-Valley will come to everyone’s mind first when imagining electric cars. In addition, building the environmental-friendly car special complex will resolve traffic problems in G-Valley and make it easier and better for businesses in G-Valley to communicate with one another, helping it gain stronger recognition as an industrial complex.

    Once again, I would like to give my thanks to the officials and those who joined this meaningful project. I also hope that G-Valley will soon shed its name of Digital Industrial Complex, instead becoming known as Electric Car Valley. Thank you.

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